The Diploma in Theology qualifies students to apply for PAOC licensed ministry credentials. Further information on credentialing is available from your PAOC or PAONL District Office.

The Pastoral Care & Counselling Diploma is designed to develop leaders who provide effective care to those in need. Students are taught to develop pastoral counselling skills to help others with issues such as mental health, spiritual struggles, and addictions. The journey includes personal development, theoretical instruction, and practical experience in pastoral counselling.

Year 1


Orientation to Online Learning                                                                                                    1 cr. hr.

Bible As Story 3 cr. hrs.
Hermeneutics 3 cr. hrs.
Gospels 3 cr. hrs.
Interpersonal Communication 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to Personal Formation 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Personal Effectiveness 1 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Relationships 1 cr. hrs.
Foundations of Family Ministry 3 cr. hrs.
Leadership and Team Dynamics 3 cr. hrs.
Theology I:  God & the Human Condition 3 cr. hrs.
Worldviews and Contemporary Culture 3 cr. hrs.
Ministry Foundations for Care & Counselling 3 cr. hrs.

Year 2

Church History 3 cr. hrs.
Pentateuch 3 cr. hrs.
Homiletics 3 cr. hrs.
Pauline Literature: Romans 3 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Volunteers 1 cr. hrs.
Theology II:  Soteriology/Christology

3 cr. hrs.
Practicum: Meetings 3 cr. hrs.
English Composition 3 cr. hrs.
Art of Pastoral Care 3 cr. hrs.
Introduction to Psychology 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical Language Usage 3 cr. hrs.

Year 3

Pastoral Letters 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Counselling 3 cr. hrs.
Pentecostal History 3 cr. hrs.
Leadership Systems & Services 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Life 3 cr. hrs.
Ethics 3 cr. hrs.
Biblical Theology (Luke/Acts) 3 cr. hrs.
Pastoral Theology 3 cr. hrs.
Expository Presentation 3 cr. hrs.
Theology III:  Ecclesiology/Eschatology 3 cr. hrs.
Full Year Internship: Pastoral Care & Counselling Ministry 9 cr. hrs.